Kelly Trout

Kelly Trout

Kelly Trout is a senior research analyst at Oil Change International, adding capacity across issue areas from North American pipelines to fossil fuel subsidies to energy transitions. Prior to joining the Oil Change team, Kelly served as communications director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. She was also a communications manager at Friends of the Earth U.S. Follow her on Twitter: @kellyatrout

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A return to “normal” in governments’ policies towards fossil fuel production—which were largely still enabling its expansion—is out of the question. To “build back better,” governments must exit the unstable boom-bust cycles of extraction, and instead manage its phase-out in a predictable, people-centered, and Paris-proof way. (Photo: Pixabay.com) Views
Friday, May 22, 2020
5 Reasons We Must Act Now to End Oil and Gas Production
Since the Paris Agreement was signed, Oil Change International (OCI) has been making the case that meeting its goals will require governments to proactively manage the phase-out of fossil fuel production. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and sudden cratering of the oil economy, that is more true...
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Being better than the worst is not good enough in a time of climate emergency. (Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Loopholes Lurking in BP’s New Climate Aims
This post is co-authored by Emily Bugden and Kelly Trout Last month, in response to mounting pressure from investors, BP’s new CEO Bernard Looney announced his ten climate action aims for the company, with the overall goal of making BP a “ net zero company by 2050 or sooner .” Fast forward to mid-...
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it’s time for the IEA to step up or step aside. (Photograph: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Decoding the IEA’s Scenario Spin: Real Reform or More of the Same?
In anticipation of the mid-November release of the 2019 World Energy Outlook , the International Energy Agency (IEA) posted a new blog and scenario overview describing forthcoming changes to its flagship publication and defending the climate “alignment” of its most ambitious scenario. While the...
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The United States is now the world’s largest oil and gas producer and, increasingly, dumping our excess oil and gas into global markets, which drives down prices and undermines policies aimed at reducing demand for fossil fuels.(Photo: Joe Brusky/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Is Drilling Us Towards Climate Disaster
As the 116th Congress commences, in the wake of dire reports from climate scientists, the debate over U.S. climate policies has taken a welcome turn towards bold solutions. Spurred on by grassroots pressure from Indigenous communities, the youth-led Sunrise Movement, and communities from coast to...
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Three Key Takeaways From the IPCC Report on 1.5 Degrees of Warming
Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its new, must-read report on the urgency of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius , we at Oil Change International have been receiving some common questions: What are the implications for our analysis of what the Paris...
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